Kim McElman of Weichert, Realtors® – Coastal Properties Named Top Performing Weichert® Affiliated Rookie Agent

— Evan Roeser
Kim McElman
Kim McElman

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. / Mar. 15, 2021 – Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. is honored to announce that Kim McElman, an agent at Weichert, Realtors® – Coastal Properties in Hilton Head Island, has been named the National Rookie of the Year for 2020.

The honor is awarded annually to the Weichert affiliated agent with the highest gross commission income who has been a commissioned agent for 18 months or less. McElman was recognized as the National Rookie of the Year at a virtual awards event on March 12 hosted by Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.

She earned the award among rookie agents from over 260 Weichert franchised companies in operation across the country.

“I’m very honored and thankful to receive this award,” said McElman. “It’s been extremely rewarding building relationships and helping clients find their dream homes in the beautiful Hilton Head area. I look forward to serving this community for many years to come.”

“Kim has been absolutely outstanding in her first year as an agent and we’re proud to congratulate her on receiving this prestigious award,” said Joseph Ryan, co-owner of Weichert, Realtors® – Coastal Properties. “She has completely bought in to the Weichert philosophy and used all of the resources available to help give her clients exceptional home buying and selling experiences.”

McElman is fully committed to providing a high level of service that makes the real estate experience as easy and stress-free as possible. She’s successfully leveraged Weichert’s many resources to help save her clients valuable time and effort in securing the right home, financing and insurance.

“We’d like to congratulate Kim on such an outstanding year,” said Bill Scavone, president and chief operating officer of Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. “We’re very proud of all her efforts and wish her continued success going forward.”

Weichert, Realtors® – Coastal Properties is an independently owned and operated Weichert affiliate with offices in Hilton Head Island, Okatie, Bluffton and Beaufort in South Carolina, as well as one office in Savannah, Georgia. The company is the third top-producing affiliate in the Weichert franchise system.

For more information about Weichert, Realtors® – Coastal Properties, contact Kelly Ryan at 843-341-3700 or visit

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About Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.: Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. has grown steadily since Jim Weichert, president, chairman and CEO of Weichert Companies, launched the company’s franchise division in 2001. The affiliate division was created to offer a business model for franchisee ownership candidates described as “a clearly defined operating system for marketing and managing a real estate business.” Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. announced its first affiliate in 2002, was ranked as one of the top traditional residential real estate franchises in Entrepreneur’s 2020 Franchise 500 and was identified in 2020 by Franchise Business Review as one of the top U.S. franchises for owner satisfaction. Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. has offices serving over 350 markets in 41 states. For more information about Weichert, visit or for information on franchise opportunities visit

Each Weichert® franchised office is independently owned and operated.

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